Le Capitaine Fracasse

Film, Action and adventure
Forget Napoleon and its vaulting ambition. Directed with bare competence, this is a limp adaptation of Théophile Gautier's historical fantasy (one of the source books of camp) about a penniless baron who joins a group of travelling players after falling for the ingénue. Both the theatrical and the swashbuckling larks remain dispiritingly lifeless.

By: TM

Release details

Duration: 108 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Abel Gance
Screenwriter: Abel Gance, Claude Vermorel
Cast: Fernand Gravey
Assia Noris
Jean Weber
Jean Fleur
Paul Oettly
Maurice Escande
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